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Hakhel Newsletter: September 2022

Hakhel Newsletter: September 2022

September 8th, 2022

Dear Hakhel Communities, We have now entered the month of Elul – a time of introspection, where we review our deeds and our spiritual state this year and prepare for the upcoming “Days of Awe” of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. What[...]

Hakhel Newsletter: July 2022

Hakhel Newsletter: July 2022

July 27th, 2022

Dear Hakhel Communities, While it may be extremely hot in your part of the world, or extremely cold if you’re in a different part, Hakhel has remained in motion this past month. Some recent highlights include OLAM’s release of a report[...]

Hakhel Newsletter: June 2022

Hakhel Newsletter: June 2022

July 26th, 2022

Dear Hakhel Communities, It’s hard to believe that it was a month ago that Hakhel community leaders gathered together in Israel for our Trip & Summit! We toured Israeli intentional communities for in-depth learning; and gathered at the Summit to learn[...]

Hakhel Newsletter: April 2022

Hakhel Newsletter: April 2022

April 12th, 2022

Dear Hakhel Communities, We wish you all, your families, and your communities, a Chag Pesach Sameach! Passover is the holiday of freedom. We tend to think of ourselves as free people living in free societies, at least most of us. And yet,[...]

Hakhel Newsletter March 2022

Hakhel Newsletter March 2022

March 22nd, 2022

Dear Hakhel Communities, I hope you and your community celebrated a very happy Purim! We are now in the lull between Purim and Pesach (always shorter than you think!), but that doesn’t mean there’s an end to the work to be[...]

How We Can Help Our Partners in Ukraine

How We Can Help Our Partners in Ukraine

February 28th, 2022

Friends, We have watched, horrified, as Putin’s Russia has invaded Ukraine, causing bloodshed, destruction, and hundreds of thousands of innocent people fleeing. What you may not know is that Hazon operates a global Jewish intentional community network called Hakhel that includes[...]

Hakhel Newsletter February 2022

Hakhel Newsletter February 2022

February 8th, 2022

Dear Hakhel Communities, What makes the world holy, and how can we increase the holiness of the world together? In this week’s Torah portion, T’tzaveh, the Israelites learn about how to organize a community with Torah at the center, in a[...]

Hakhel Newsletter January 2022

Hakhel Newsletter January 2022

January 11th, 2022

Dear Hakhel Communities, This week’s Torah portion, Beshalach, is the scene of many incredible miracles that have captured the imagination of countless generations: the splitting of the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to escape Egypt; the manna that rained down[...]

Hakhel Newsletter December 2021

Hakhel Newsletter December 2021

December 13th, 2021

Dear Hakhel Communities, What do you believe will come of you in the days and years to come? What about your loved ones and community? Why is this your vision? These are just some of the questions evoked in this week’s[...]

Hakhel Newsletter November 2021

Hakhel Newsletter November 2021

November 9th, 2021

Dear Hakhel Communities, This week, we will read in the Torah portion Vayeitzei about Jacob’s Ladder. As Jacob is running away from Esau, he stops to rest and has a powerful dream about a ladder, with angels ascending and descending. What[...]